Period
to 15 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 13,558 18,377 19,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.69% 19.29% 20.96%
As % of the General category 46.73% 48.54% 48.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,270 12,920 14,212
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 241 204
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +6.82% +2.33%
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £51.90 £54.08 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £23.58 £22.00
% change year-on-year -7.70% +7.16% +1.10%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 29,015 37,859 41,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.85% 39.75% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,914 25,127 27,470
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 1,002 993
England median hourly rate £21.87 £22.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -1.54% +9.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.30 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.99 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.28% -2.27% +7.32%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 15 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 8,442 £545 +3.81% 1,586
South East -4 1,809 £475 +5.56% 551
North of England -2 1,199 £450 +5.88% 562
South West -3 858 £450 +2.86% 258
Midlands 0 690 £450 +5.88% 339
North West -3 550 £450 +5.88% 308
Yorkshire +1 549 £450 +9.09% 194
East of England 0 459 £425 -15.00% 217
West Midlands 0 413 £425 -5.56% 209
East Midlands 0 255 £450 +12.36% 126
North East +6 100 £400 -3.03% 60
South Coast -1 2 £600 +41.18%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 3,808 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2,215 (16.34%) Banking
3 2,023 (14.92%) SQL
4 1,777 (13.11%) Java
5 1,717 (12.66%) Microsoft
6 1,490 (10.99%) Azure
7 1,451 (10.70%) Project Management
8 1,423 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,408 (10.39%) Python
10 1,380 (10.18%) AWS
11 1,348 (9.94%) DevOps
12 1,296 (9.56%) SAP
13 1,252 (9.23%) JavaScript
14 1,244 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
15 1,207 (8.90%) Windows
16 1,204 (8.88%) C#
17 1,145 (8.45%) Migration
18 1,131 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
19 1,097 (8.09%) Oracle
20 1,037 (7.65%) .NET
21 981 (7.24%) Scrum
22 975 (7.19%) SQL Server
23 969 (7.15%) Analytics
24 882 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
25 855 (6.31%) Change Management
26 842 (6.21%) Degree
27 810 (5.97%) Microservices
28 809 (5.97%) Telecoms
29 806 (5.94%) Public Sector
30 786 (5.80%) TDD

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 340 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 257 (1.90%) Confluence
3 236 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 129 (0.95%) Apache
5 122 (0.90%) IIS
6 109 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 107 (0.79%) SAS
8 104 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 92 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 86 (0.63%) CMS
11 52 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
12 50 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 50 (0.37%) WebSphere
13 40 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (0.24%) JBoss
15 32 (0.24%) Mule
15 32 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 26 (0.19%) Jupyter
17 25 (0.18%) WebLogic
18 24 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 786 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 585 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 336 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 221 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
5 146 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 81 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 74 (0.55%) Sketch
8 51 (0.38%) InVision
9 48 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 41 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.15%) Open Workbench
12 19 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 15 (0.11%) Figma
14 11 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
15 10 (0.074%) SPSS
16 9 (0.066%) Chatbot
17 7 (0.052%) Zeplin
18 6 (0.044%) 3ds Max
18 6 (0.044%) Stata
19 5 (0.037%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 203 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 184 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 125 (0.92%) SAP FI
4 124 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 108 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
6 103 (0.76%) SAP CO
7 98 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
8 94 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 91 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
10 85 (0.63%) NetSuite
11 82 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
12 81 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
13 68 (0.50%) SAP ERP
14 57 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
15 55 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
16 53 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
16 53 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 49 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
18 48 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 45 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,490 (10.99%) Azure
2 1,380 (10.18%) AWS
3 549 (4.05%) Office 365
4 411 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 380 (2.80%) GCP
6 301 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
7 235 (1.73%) Serverless
8 229 (1.69%) SaaS
9 214 (1.58%) PaaS
10 196 (1.45%) GitHub
11 182 (1.34%) OpenShift
12 174 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
13 172 (1.27%) Amazon S3
14 163 (1.20%) IaaS
15 134 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
16 98 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
17 85 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
17 85 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
18 83 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
19 80 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 382 (2.82%) Firewall
2 201 (1.48%) WAN
3 192 (1.42%) DNS
4 156 (1.15%) LAN
5 144 (1.06%) VPN
6 136 (1.00%) Internet
7 126 (0.93%) Skype
8 118 (0.87%) DHCP
9 117 (0.86%) TCP/IP
10 103 (0.76%) Network Security
11 87 (0.64%) SAN
12 83 (0.61%) HTTP
13 72 (0.53%) MPLS
14 70 (0.52%) Wireless
15 61 (0.45%) BGP
16 53 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 52 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
18 44 (0.32%) FTP
19 43 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
20 41 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 975 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 500 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
3 484 (3.57%) Big Data
4 406 (2.99%) Power BI
5 313 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 279 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 273 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 259 (1.91%) NoSQL
9 249 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 185 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
11 182 (1.34%) MySQL
12 179 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 158 (1.17%) MongoDB
14 130 (0.96%) Oracle Database
15 129 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
15 129 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 128 (0.94%) RDBMS
17 108 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
17 108 (0.80%) QlikView
18 107 (0.79%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 676 (4.99%) JIRA
2 534 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 490 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 221 (1.63%) Selenium
5 166 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 145 (1.07%) Maven
7 140 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 130 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 122 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 114 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
11 112 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
12 106 (0.78%) JUnit
13 87 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
14 82 (0.60%) Artifactory
15 77 (0.57%) webpack
16 74 (0.55%) Bitbucket
17 73 (0.54%) Subversion
18 64 (0.47%) RStudio
19 63 (0.46%) GitLab
20 49 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 2,215 (16.34%) Banking
2 809 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 806 (5.94%) Public Sector
4 779 (5.75%) Marketing
5 759 (5.60%) Front Office
6 689 (5.08%) Manufacturing
7 517 (3.81%) Financial Institution
8 501 (3.70%) Retail
9 492 (3.63%) Electronics
10 420 (3.10%) Investment Banking
11 329 (2.43%) Legal
12 213 (1.57%) Back Office
13 143 (1.05%) Law
14 135 (1.00%) Billing
14 135 (1.00%) Retail Banking
15 126 (0.93%) Advertising
16 99 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 79 (0.58%) Publishing
18 76 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
19 63 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 3,171 (23.39%) Developer
2 2,233 (16.47%) Analyst
3 1,202 (8.87%) Project Manager
4 1,050 (7.74%) Architect
5 932 (6.87%) Business Analyst
6 848 (6.25%) Consultant
7 707 (5.21%) Java Developer
8 477 (3.52%) Senior Developer
9 429 (3.16%) C# Developer
10 351 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
11 346 (2.55%) .NET Developer
12 342 (2.52%) Python Developer
13 336 (2.48%) Financial Analyst
14 325 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 304 (2.24%) Full Stack Developer
16 293 (2.16%) React Developer
17 285 (2.10%) Data Analyst
18 263 (1.94%) IT Manager
19 236 (1.74%) Support Engineer
20 234 (1.73%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,037 (7.65%) .NET
2 711 (5.24%) AngularJS
3 687 (5.07%) React
4 640 (4.72%) Web Services
5 633 (4.67%) HTML
6 560 (4.13%) CSS
7 471 (3.47%) Node.js
8 333 (2.46%) Spring
9 325 (2.40%) REST
10 308 (2.27%) Kafka
11 254 (1.87%) XML
12 247 (1.82%) RESTful
13 244 (1.80%) ASP.NET
14 243 (1.79%) JSON
15 219 (1.62%) HTML5
16 218 (1.61%) .NET Core
17 214 (1.58%) J2EE
18 209 (1.54%) .NET Framework
19 191 (1.41%) Spring Boot
20 189 (1.39%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,131 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
2 522 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 499 (3.68%) User Experience
4 441 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 404 (2.98%) Derivative
6 396 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 354 (2.61%) Data Centre
8 351 (2.59%) Fixed Income
9 309 (2.28%) Equities
10 272 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
11 270 (1.99%) Hedge funds
12 197 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 188 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 187 (1.38%) Mobile App
15 144 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 142 (1.05%) Data Structures
17 119 (0.88%) Algorithms
18 91 (0.67%) Credit Risk
19 73 (0.54%) PMI
20 70 (0.52%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,207 (8.90%) Windows
2 771 (5.69%) Linux
3 484 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 402 (2.97%) Unix
5 297 (2.19%) Windows Server
6 225 (1.66%) Windows 7
7 156 (1.15%) Android
8 146 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 131 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 108 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 89 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 54 (0.40%) Solaris
13 29 (0.21%) AIX
14 23 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.13%) CentOS
18 13 (0.096%) VMS
19 12 (0.089%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.089%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,808 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,451 (10.70%) Project Management
3 1,423 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,348 (9.94%) DevOps
5 1,244 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
6 1,145 (8.45%) Migration
7 981 (7.24%) Scrum
8 969 (7.15%) Analytics
9 882 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
10 855 (6.31%) Change Management
11 810 (5.97%) Microservices
12 786 (5.80%) TDD
13 768 (5.66%) Project Delivery
14 752 (5.55%) Programme Management
15 728 (5.37%) ITIL
16 648 (4.78%) Software Engineering
17 639 (4.71%) ERP
18 631 (4.65%) Test Automation
19 620 (4.57%) Asset Management
20 569 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,023 (14.92%) SQL
2 1,777 (13.11%) Java
3 1,408 (10.39%) Python
4 1,252 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 1,204 (8.88%) C#
6 407 (3.00%) PowerShell
7 313 (2.31%) C++
8 256 (1.89%) TypeScript
9 216 (1.59%) R
10 208 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 196 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 190 (1.40%) C
13 189 (1.39%) Scala
14 185 (1.36%) Java 8
15 157 (1.16%) VBA
16 138 (1.02%) Ruby
17 133 (0.98%) PL/SQL
18 116 (0.86%) Shell Script
19 105 (0.77%) ES6
20 102 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 842 (6.21%) Degree
2 578 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 374 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 177 (1.31%) PMI Certification
5 166 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (1.19%) CISSP
7 146 (1.08%) PMP
8 128 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 118 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 118 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 113 (0.83%) ISEB
11 107 (0.79%) ACCA
12 106 (0.78%) CISM
13 104 (0.77%) CIMA
14 92 (0.68%) CCNP
15 91 (0.67%) ISTQB
16 78 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 70 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 66 (0.49%) CISA
19 63 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 460 (3.39%) QA
2 415 (3.06%) PMO
3 186 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 152 (1.12%) SLA
5 144 (1.06%) GDPR
6 132 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 82 (0.60%) NIST
8 74 (0.55%) MiFID
9 60 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 52 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 51 (0.38%) IFRS
11 51 (0.38%) PSD2
12 49 (0.36%) COBIT
13 35 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 33 (0.24%) JSP 440
15 31 (0.23%) EMIR
16 27 (0.20%) RMADS
17 25 (0.18%) Solvency II
18 24 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 21 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 638 (4.71%) Docker
2 518 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 196 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 51 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 46 (0.34%) XenApp
9 35 (0.26%) vSphere
10 25 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (0.18%) HDFS
12 21 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 17 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.081%) Firmware
15 9 (0.066%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.059%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (0.059%) Xen
17 7 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 7 (0.052%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 471 (3.47%) Kubernetes
2 400 (2.95%) Ansible
3 375 (2.77%) Terraform
4 211 (1.56%) SCCM
5 169 (1.25%) Puppet
6 147 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
8 48 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 41 (0.30%) AirWatch
10 35 (0.26%) SCOM
11 30 (0.22%) Control-M
12 29 (0.21%) FortiGate
13 28 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
14 26 (0.19%) Nagios
15 25 (0.18%) Grafana
16 23 (0.17%) HP ALM
16 23 (0.17%) Nessus
16 23 (0.17%) Packer
17 22 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
17 22 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1,717 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 1,296 (9.56%) SAP
3 1,097 (8.09%) Oracle
4 353 (2.60%) Cisco
5 338 (2.49%) VMware
6 324 (2.39%) Google
7 235 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
8 212 (1.56%) Citrix
9 196 (1.45%) Tableau
10 184 (1.36%) ServiceNow
11 162 (1.19%) Splunk
12 155 (1.14%) IBM
13 149 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 116 (0.86%) Adobe
14 116 (0.86%) Bloomberg
15 110 (0.81%) HP
16 107 (0.79%) MuleSoft
17 95 (0.70%) Reuters
18 85 (0.63%) Dell
19 83 (0.61%) NetApp